Ice Castles (1978)




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Movie Info

In this sentimental drama, figure skater (Lynn-Holly Johnson), blinded in a freak mishap, works towards rekindling her Olympic dreams with the help of boyfriend Robby Benson.

Rating: PG (for some mild language)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Donald Wrye, Gary L. Baim
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 1, 2001
SPE Acquisitions


as Alexis Winston

as Nick Peterson

as Beulah Smith

as Marcus Winston

as Deborah Macland

as Brian Dockett

as Ceciel Monchet

as Hockey Coach

as French Coach

as Choreographer

as Annette Brashlout

as X-ray Technician

as TV Producer
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Critic Reviews for Ice Castles

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

The film's highlights are the figure skating scenes, which are well choreographed and shot. But unfortunately, the film has to have a typical Hollywood story that is about as generic as Crispy Rice.

Full Review… | May 12, 2012
Sin Magazine

Schmaltzy classic skating movie for romantics.

Full Review… | December 18, 2010
Common Sense Media

Audience Reviews for Ice Castles


Another teen movie which was a pre-cursor to the 80s teen craze, this one is a drama, and an overly dramatic one at that. First of all, I don't care much for sports related movies anyway, but this combines a sports movie and a melodrama. It could have been a great movie if it had toned down the melodrama a bit, and added a bit of comedy. The romance is good, though.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

A story that will inspire anyone to stop at nothing to reach their dreams! :) I love this movie!!! :) I can watch it over and over again! :) Robby Benson is soooo cute and so is Lynn Holly Johnson!!! :) I love Robby Benson. :) Love this so much! :)

Cassie Hill

Super Reviewer


Because I always believe in the underdog overcoming any and all obstacles, I liked it. : )

Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

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